Ecclesiastes 1‑12  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 11
Search for happiness in this world is vain. After God had permitted all the wealth, pleasures, power, honor and human wisdom
that man could wish for happiness, upon King Solomon, and he had ransacked creation to satisfy his every craving, he concludes that the quest is vain, that all was but an alluring phantom, for all is transitory and disappointing, while man deteriorates until he reaches his inevitable end. Thus this peak of human philosophy is but “the sigh of sighs.” Although limited by its being merely the greatest of human wisdom, the record is given by divine inspiration, near the close of Solomon’s life.
Written by Solomon, B.C. 977.